Have you guys seen the basket painting that's been going around?
Well, I apologize for you having to see it one more time but I just couldn't resist!
You all know I'm all for quick and easy...and if it just happens to be free (like this little update happened to be) then I'll not allow the "this has been done before" attitude get in the way.
This little project also happens to be easier than my DIY Hook Towels you saw on my last post!
Moving right along...
If you have a basket laying around, it may find itself getting a little makeover after you read this post. That's how easy painting a basket is!
As for my victim, here it is...or was:
Cute basket, right? One of the secretaries from my husband's work gave it to him to give to me. She must of heard of his wife collecting things no one else wants. No judging.
I just thought it looked a little sad without any color.
Not to worry...
Craft paint to the rescue!
|I used White, Gray and Patina FolkArt Acrylic Paint and a foam brush and smaller brush for the circles.|
I totally forgot to include my white craft paint in this 20 second photo session! Oops.
I thought that painting the strips going horizontally that hold the basket together would add just the perfect amount of pizzazz without going overboard.
And it was...perfect.
I used the Patina paint (blue with a hint of green) on the top and bottom strip with my foam brush.
I also wasn't careful to completely cover all the material.
I wanted it to have a faded- worn out effect.
And the white paint was used along the middle strip. I then painted gray dots (not very well, as you can see) on top of the staples.
And now this little basket happily sits beside my daughter's bed holding all her sleeping buddies (she gets to pick one to sleep with every night before she goes to bed).
Not bad for a 20 minute painting job!
What do you think? Do you like to see a little color on baskets or prefer them al' naturale?
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